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adventitious

adjective accidental, acquired, casual, circumstantial, external, extraneous, extrinsic, extroverted, foreign, fortuitous, incidental, outward, outward-looking, random, subordinate, subsidiary, transcendent, unwitting
See also: fortuitous, haphazard, unintentional, unwitting

ADVENTITIOUS, adventitius. From advenio; what comes incidentally; us adventitia bona, goods that, fall to a man otherwise than by inheritance; or adventitia dos, a dowry or portion given by some other friend beside the parent.

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In vitro induction and culture of adventitious buds in epicotyl segments of sour orange.
It is considered direct when bud regeneration occurs without callus, and defined as indirect when the regeneration process is preceded by callus formation, which develops into adventitious buds that grow into new organs (Phillips, 2004).
Adventitious buds, which can grow in opposite sides (Fig.
Forest Product Laboratory's Wood Handbook, is a "hard, woody outgrowth on a tree, more or less rounded in form, usually resulting from the entwined growth of a cluster of adventitious buds.
Adventitious buds are often produced on stems as a response to pruning or injury.
Additives promote adventitious buds induction from anther culture of Bitter melon (Momordica charantia L.
Many adventitious buds are formed on the margins or the inner regions of cotyledon explants after 3 weeks incubation on medium containing BA (1.
For elongation of shoots, the calli with adventitious buds divided into several sections (each section containing 3-5 adventitious buds) were transferred to MS medium supplemented with [GA.